Portland, Oregon is the alt-left’s heaven. There’s nowhere else in the world that wearing a Bernie Sanders T-shirt has a higher likelihood of resulting in a discount on your daily soy-latte. So to say that they hate President Donald Trump, and anyone who supports him is an understatement.
That’s why when conservative speaker Joey Gibson chose to launch his “Patriot Prayer” protests in recent years, he faced intense opposition. Gibson isn’t someone with highly contentious political opinions most places, but in the liberal safespace of Portland, his message of “God and Freedom” is considered coded Nazi language (Antifa literally thinks this).
Even Portland’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler has used his position of power to try to stop him. But he wasn’t successful in that, or pretty much anything else in life besides becoming Portland’s Mayor.
Joey Gibson’s now-famous Patriot Prayer events have now become a controversial staple in Portland, and other liberal cities in the Northwest. The most recent protest occurred Saturday, and it was seen by many as the most violent event yet, with Antifa coming out in force, throwing explosives, and violently assaulting everyone in sight.
This event became so violent that for the first time, the city of Portland pulled the permit held by Gibson. The permit being pulled was a direct response to the violent actions of Antifa protesters.
Police had pulled the Proud Boy permit. Proud Boys refuse to leave the streets. This is incredibly violent.
— Shane Burley (@shane_burley1) July 1, 2018
Antifa pulling away barricades to get to Proud Boys. pic.twitter.com/4rVPQYBgEA
— Shane Burley (@shane_burley1) July 1, 2018
But in the face of Antifa violence, those on Joey Gibson’s side held their ground, fighting back to defend themselves. In the end, Antifa was left embarrassed, while police escorted Gibson and his supporters out of the area, which was largely beneficial for the Antifa protesters who had faced an embarrassing defeat.
Perhaps the best video to come from the incident is a man on Joey Gibson’s side, who identifies as a Proud Boy, knocking out a protester who attempted to attack him with a metal baton.
The man, wearing a black and yellow Fred Perry polo shirt, which has become the now-famous uniform of the Proud Boys, forced his attacker to the ground with one punch. After being knocked out, the Antifa supporter had to be carried away by a group of his fellow protesters.
Big League Politics reached out to Gavin McInnes, who founded the Proud Boys, whose only comment was “F#&k around and find out,” stating that Antifa “found out.”
There were other moments of violence, which resulted in multiple ambulances being sent to the scene. But all of the initiated violence appeared to come from Antifa, with Joey Gibson’s side seeming to only act in defense. Watching the footage made one thing clear, Joey Gibson’s side clearly won the battle presented in front of them.
YOUR NEW MASTER: Twitter’s Head of Conversational Safety, a “Young, Queer Asian-American Businesswoman,” is “Rethinking” the Concept of User Safety
Do you trust someone like her to make Twitter “a safer place”?
The media company Protocol, a sister site of Politico, recently published an article about Twitter’s new “head of product for conversational safety,” Christine Su. It claims that Su, a “young, queer Asian-American businesswoman,” is revolutionizing what “user safety” on social media means.
Twitter hired Su around six months ago to be in charge of “what might be the most difficult task on Twitter,” despite having no apparent experience in politics, programming, and media relations. But Twitter seems to like her for her “creative” and “somewhat radical new ideas” about user safety.
“As a queer woman of color who is an Asian American in tech in rural America, that experience is a very intersectional one. I’ve had plenty of experiences moving through spaces where I wanted more safety,” Su said.
Protocol writes that Su’s vision incorporates “transformative and procedural justice.” Transformative justice ostensibly refers to a non-retributive form of repairing harm done to someone and preventing it from happening again; procedural justice to enacting a set of rules that “make harm rarer in the first place.”
This all sounds nice and dandy—but beware. So-called transformative and procedural justice will not benefit you, but will crush you. Anything that’s perceived as “harmful” against “women and people from marginalized groups” can and will be used to censor you. Christine Su may reassuringly claim that “the point is not to make the entire world a safe space,” but she’s open about the fact that she will help give the Coalition of the Fringes more control over what people are allowed to do and say on Twitter.
Examples from the article:
- Creating an audio hangout feature called “Spaces,” which will allow users to determine who is allowed to participate, as well as who can speak and when. (Note that it’s being tested on “women and marginalized groups of people” first.)
- Potentially doubling down on functions that “encourage people to read content before reposting it.” (Which is exclusively done to censor or limit the reach of conservative and other right-wing content.)
- Building tools that “create private pathways for apologies, forgiveness and deescalation.” (The finer details are still a work in progress according to Su.)
- Defining what a “meaningful conversation” is. (Would people like Su think that anything right-wingers say or believe belongs in a “meaningful conversation”? Let’s just say I wouldn’t bet money on it…)
You know full well that a company like Facebook would shortly follow suit. After all, it’s not just Twitter that Su is “revolutionizing,” but the concept of social media itself. Figure out where all this is heading.
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